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Nov 7, 2012 2:30pm PST
it here in america. [applause] these -- >> these are the kinds of words that inspired his voters. celebrations went on through the night. obama's supporters could not contain their joy. what made the difference was that obama won in the most populous states and managed to secure a greater margin than expected in the swing states. the the final tallies are not yet in, the world has already congratulated him on his victory, but it was a bitter disappointment for the republicans. they have to wait four more years for their next shot at the white house. mitt romney took some time to take in the results, but he was gallant in defeat. >> this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> obama supporters chanted and danced with joy, pinning their hopes and dreams on four more years of the president. it is now up to him not to disappoint them. >> our washington bureau chief joins us now. obama stays in the white house. republicans retain the house of representatives. democrats maintain their majority in the senate.
Nov 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
by michelangelo just 20 years after the discovery of america. >> catholics around the world are celebrating all saints' day on november 1. according to tradition, people go back to their hometowns and visit the graves of deceased relatives and friends. the declaration of the graves reflects hope that the debt are in the presence of god. and in mexico, the celebration is somewhat different. on the day of the dead, families build colorful altars to remember their dead loved ones. >> all right. we will be back in one minute with more news. >> that's right. stick around. >> welcome back, everyone. we want to go now to our series of reports from battleground states as the u.s. presidential election campaign into the final stretch. today, we visit colorado. >> gun control has been a hot topic, especially after a gunman killed a dozen people in a colorado movie theater early this year, but measures for more gun control often fail with citizens and politicians alike psyching the second amendment of the u.s. constitution, which gives the right to bear arms. >> opinions vary from state to state, but ther
Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
in china by increased -- or looking at increased demand in north america as well. so taking some positives there. in other regions despite the slump in sales in china. we're going to keep track of toyota today. shares up 2.2% yesterday in toyota. also it was upped by a european broker from neutral. a lot of news on the biggest auto maker. >> and we're seeing renewed concerns about greece also. how's that effecting currencies? >> a lot of focus on currency markets there. we've seen the euro drop against the dollar and it's weakened a bit against the yen. having a look at the screens. 102.59-64. there are thoughts greece could not push through the austerity package vote. looking at the dollar/yen, the dollar is standing firm against the yen. as we can see there 80.14-22. earnings continuing here in japan. we're going to have nissan out with earningings after the bell today. the car maker says that sales in china plunged more than 40% last month. so the focus really willing on how the soured japan/china relations will have effected its earnings. so big focus there on nissan. and the auto sect
Nov 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
>> hi, everyone. welcome to the "journal" coming to you live on dw in berlin. coming up, america decides weather barack obama gets a second term or weather his republican challenger mitt romney will move into the white house. >> a 48-hour and that-is there a strike cripple's greece and brings hundreds of thousands on to the streets. >> in champions league soccer action, dorfman wins -- dortmund beats real madrid. voting is now under way across the u.s. as americans decide who will lead the country for the next four years. after vigorous campaigning right to the last minute and aggressive advertising that made it the most expensive campaign of all time, president barack obama and his challenger mitt romney both into the election day confident of victory. >> but most election polls say the race for the white house is too close to call, meaning the result will be decided in a small number of so-called swing states by florida, ohio, virginia, and new hampshire, which was the first to vote on the stroke of midnight. >> voting began early in this part of new hampshire. the first ballot
Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. america currently relies on imports for 20% of energy needs. once the u.s. achieves successful sufficiency in energy, it may start showing less interest in oil producing regions including the middle east. >>> let's check on the markets. the u.s. markets changed little overnight. trading volume was low as other markets as long as the u.s. bonds market was closed for veterans day. and to see how stocks in japan are doing, we go to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. how are things kicking off over there? >> good morning to you. yes, indeed. still a bit of hesitation in the markets there with the u.s. fiscal cliff and also the concerns whether greece will get another bailout from the eurozone community as well. some is weighing on the markets here. finance in the eurozone wrapped up one of their meetings. there's another one planned for next week. we'll keep an eye on that. let's have a look at the opening levels today. and both indexes trading in the positive there. key psychological level which we closed below yesterday. looking a bit positive in the first minutes of trading. nikke
Nov 28, 2012 2:30pm PST
have difficulties in meeting the payments on other bonds. latin america's third biggest economy could be headed for another debt crisis. >> they certainly have the power to send the financial markets into a tailspin. we are, of course, talking about the ratings agencies. >> after years of dithering and delays, brussels has agreed to a set of controls designed to limit their influence, but critics call it a miniature reform that misses the mark. >> weather it is greece, spain, portugal, or italy, eurozone crisis countries have had credit ratings consistently downgraded by the major ratings agencies. a lower credit rating usually means countries have to pay higher interest on any loans they take out. they can also cause turbulence in financial markets. the european union has introduced new rules to limit their effect. other agencies will have to publish their ratings outside of stock exchange opening hours. i also have to disclose the criteria by which they make decisions, and the rules should make it easier for agencies to be sued if they have made errors when reading a country's credi
Nov 5, 2012 2:30pm PST
tied -- . this is much too close to call, as you know, in america, it is not the popular vote who decides to become president. it is the boats out of the state, call in the electoral college. whoever wins the state, they get all the electoral college votes from that state. for example, florida is a huge stage. ohio is pretty decent, too. >> speaking of battleground states, we know the candidates are crisscrossing the country, heading out to those battleground states, including virginia, where you are. >> right. in virginia, too close to call. it is a traditionally southern state, but a lot of people are moving to northern virginia, which is close to washington. it is hard to say here. ohio is the big prize because everybody says whoever wins ohio, the nation goes. obama has been ahead by slight margins but consistently. no republican has ever won the presidency without ohio. >> you are at a republican rally in virginia. how has the mood been? >> the mood with the republican of voters -- the romney people, it has been very good. they are fired up. a lot of people say they are more
Nov 9, 2012 2:30pm PST
and south america. that is now changing. the import tariff is to be reduced by 300 per ton over the next five years likely to mean lower prices for consumers. >> 11,000 syrians have fled their country in just the past 24 hours. >> the united nations says it is one of the largest exodus is seen in the recent times and it is adding pressure on the opposition. >> united states and qatar are coming together to bring a body that could serve as a government if assaad falls. >> syrian opposition politicians refused to comment on the conflict or the reported fractures between groups. the u.s. and watar are pushing them to unite. it is seen as key as and sharing for the support from the international community. the syrian national council is reluctant to cede influence. in the past, they have put themselves forward as a mouthpiece for the whole opposition. it is seen as increasingly out of touch with the rebels on the ground within syria. the uprising is being fought by a vastly different religious groups, muslims, liberals, kurds, etc. it reflects the syrian society. one-third of the council mem
Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm PST
and imf clash over how long greece should be given to reduce its debts. >> america's commander in afghanistan under investigation after new revelations in the cia sex scandal. >> in cairo, eu foreign ministers and members of the arab league discuss the syrian crisis. the lenders in charge of patching up the eurozone have gone head to head in a very public disagreement on the best way to deal with grease. >> at a meeting in brussels, the head of the imf and -- the heads of the imf and eurozone clashed over when greece should reduce its debt. >> but they did at least agree on a few things -- above all the grece could have at least two years to cut deficit. >> it is a question of how much progress greece can realistically be expected to make in a particular amount of time. >> greece's international lenders were playing down their differences the morning after the clash over athens' debts. the imf wants greece to achieve its lower ratio by 2020 while the eu foreign ministers want to allow the country two more years. >> there's no disagreement between the imf and the euro group, but
Nov 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
resistance. >> on to other news. a week after america elected barack obama for another four years, china is going through its own political transition, and it certainly could not be more different. >> instead of a messy, unpredictable election campaign, this one is a carefully planned handover from one generation to the next, and it does seem to be going to plan. >> today, the new leader of the election committee will be appointed, and from there, he will soon will power as china's next president. >> everything on the closing day was perfectly choreographed to give the impression of harmony, including the voting and the applause. there was not much to argue about anyway. most of the key personnel changes had been cleared in advance of the congress. the vice president was elected to the central committee. he takes over as party chief. in march, he will succeed hu jintao as party president. >> we should free up our minds and implement reform policies. we must pool our strengths, overcome difficulties, and move forward all along the path of chinese-style socialism. >> the vice premier also
Nov 16, 2012 2:30pm PST
coast in america. >> light 35%-40% less business. "they have accused bp of acting with negligence which is why the u.s. departments of justice have made it clear more trials may follow. >> today's resolution does not -- it does not -- marked the end of our efforts. the criminal investigation remains on going. >> on top of criminal cases, but civil lawsuits and other claims. under the clean water act, bp could be fined up to 16 billion euro which would harm their finances even further. bp stock prices never fully recovered after the disaster. today, shares are about one- third less than their value before this bill. >> is bp remained at these levels, it becomes a takeover target or a breakup story. either the stock will move up organic we are it will be taken out by a company that is competitive. >> the next big risk is not as losing money but it could determine the very future of bp. >> another company in the firing line is a blow for the image of one of the world's largest furniture brands, the swedish giant ikea. political prisoners in communist east germany were forced to make some o
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
into the americas then. the northwestern part is going to be the stormiest in throughout the thanksgiving week. we're seeing a low pressure system moving into the west coast bringing hefty showers on the coast from british columbia down towards northern california. the heaviest rain is going to be found in oregon with up to 160 millimeters likely into the next 24 hours. as you can see, the lines are very close to each other. meaning very fierce winds are blowing and as the system moves inland, snow is going to be another problem. we have blizzard warnings posted in western monday. snow of up to 50 centimeters plus. that could cause some very dangerous driving conditions and also poor visibility. so remaining quite nasty in the northwest into your wednesday at least. light showers for the great lakes region. for the rest of the continent, dry and relatively warm. and remaining quite nice conditions. nice conditions will be ongoing story throughout the week. temperatures are looking like this. 22 degrees in oklahoma city. 18 in denver. 22 in los angeles. despite the rainy weather, very seasonal in v
Nov 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
of brazil in latin america, but it is dysfunctional. it does not have a single government. it is not working properly. there are significant interests in there. there are plenty of raw materials. this is one of the richest parts of africa, and africa is rich in raw materials. >> with so much at stake, it is perhaps no surprise that more and more congolese soldiers are deserting to join the rebellion. >> for decades now, many germans have been happy to park their cash in switzerland. their southern neighbors are pretty discreet when it comes to money matters. >> that is right. when the steady trickle of cash became a torrent following the 2008 crisis, the german government decided to clamp down and at the same time fill its and the state coffers, but its treaty on tax evasion with the swiss has led to trouble. >> the deal was done and dusted with switzerland, but the german opposition has found a way to undo it. >> the government desperately wants this treaty, but the opposition was having none of it. >> we cannot have a situation where people who avoided taxes by hiding money overseas are le
Nov 27, 2012 2:30pm PST
for the victims has been scheduled for the coming weekend. >> when we come back after the break, will america charged off the fiscal cliff? >> welcome back. >> greece has been thrown another lifeline, as we heard earlier. but the eurozone crisis is continuing to cause economic contraction. revenue figures show that europe pose a growing debt levels are said to present more threats in the years to come, even to vibrant economies, like germany's. >> germany's labor market has weathered the euro debt crisis relatively well across all sectors, but a new report by the organization for economic cooperation and development says the unemployment rate in the country will rise slightly next year by 0.2%. and that is not all. the oecd says germany's gdp will grow by just 0.6% in 2013, which is much less than economists were predicting a few months ago, but it is more than france can hope for. and the crisis-hit countries are expected to fare even worse -- spain's gdp is expected to shrink by 1.4%. portugal's by 1.8%. greece's by a massive 4.5%. the report predicts the gdp of the eurozone as a whole will
Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
in north america next month. an estimates 1.5 million tons of wreckage is floating towards the united states and canada. scientist at kyoto university are analyzing the debris movements. they say 33,000 tons of material may wash ashore in north america by june. they say fishing boats, bowuoys and other items could be in in the philippines by february. they have given the prediction to officials in the united states and canada. >>> cleaning up contamination from the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant is a bigger task than anyone expected. the firm that owns the plant laid out the new plan to get on top of the job. tokyo electric power company's president visited the environment minister. he described his plan to increase the number of decontamination workers threefold to 300. >> translator: we want to get advice from ministry officials, then dispatch experts on civil engineering and radioactivity. we want to do a good job. >> the minister says he wants workers to be more pro active so they can make the region safe as soon as possible. >>> coming up, our three-day world weather forec
Nov 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
resolve all the big issues if they remember the wishes of young people. she also said america's relationship with japan is a corner stone of security in the asia-pacific region. she will plant dogwood trees in tokyo as a show of relationship. health officials in uganda with dealing with an outbreak of e bow la. doctors are helping them try to help stop the virus from spend pg. >> ebola has broken out in the country. >> ugandan officials say the disease killed three people in late october and november. they say the victims lived in a town near the capital. ebola symptoms include a high fever and bleeding all over the body. there's no known cure. 50 to 90% of people who contract the virus die. officials with the world health organization say 329 people were affected and more than half died. >>> a japanese researcher is helped to build a stronger heart. they used induced stem cells one that could develop into any type of blood tissue. scientists had considered glucose to be necessary in cultivating heart muscle. a team challenged that notion. they removed all glucose from their c
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